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Federal Eye: Documents Detail Case for Walpin’s Dismissal

Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service and the group’s inspector general, Gerald Walpin. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of confidence. Lawmakers almost immediately raised concerns with theRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06302009

Well! I have missed you, and I hope you have missed me. I am just immersed in a project that is so personally satisfying that I can hardly tear myself away from it. It’s a Father’s Day present. My daddy is 80; a retired business executive, a politician, and always very involved politically. That generation?Read… Read more »

Federal Eye: Census Vets Tapped for New Advisory Board

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has tapped three Census Bureau veterans to serve as part-time advisers on operational, management and contracting issues while President Obama’s nominee to serve as Census director awaits a full Senate confirmation vote. The trio includes Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, who served as bureau director from 1998 to 2001 and was widely believedRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Participation Camp (#pcamp09) Part 1

Participation Camp was organized to provide the spark for an explosion of sharing, experimentation, and collaboration around this question: Democracy is a game in which we all make the rules. How do we make this serious game more inclusive, more fair, and more fun? Participation Camp Website Here’s the Twitter-related stats followed by the TwitterRead… Read more »

Training Opportunity: Careers in Federal Budgeting

AABPA is pleased to announce that it is once again offering a specialized education program for summer interns interested in pursuing a career in budgeting. The program will provide a forum for interns to learn from specialists outside the offices in which they work, and from career counselors who can provide realistic appraisals of careerRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Diana Morgan, Angell Job Corps Center

Diana Morgan, a GS-5 Forest Service employee, has been a Social Services Assistant at Angell Job Corps for just over two years. Although new to government service, Diana has proven herself to be a positive influence on staff members and students alike. On June 12th of this year, Diana received her Masters degree in HumanRead… Read more »

Repeat of my Introduction – Originally Posted June 26th

Hi, there. My name is Yun-Mei Lin, and I currently work for the USDA Forest Service, in Albuquerque, NM. Personally, I have been involved in multiple Social Media networks, but have only recently discovered that businesses and government agencies are actually starting to utilized these tools to enhance communication and productivity. I am a majorRead… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.25.2009

Yes, 06.25.2009 … I am running a bit behind. What with Farrah and Michael and Cap and Trade … what’s a girl to do? Oh, and I have a suggestion for our next GovLoop Project of the Week: Design a comprehensive, fool-proof way to rid my roses of Japanese Beetles … I can not tellRead… Read more »